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Tornadoes and strong storms leave one dead in southeastern Iowa

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OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) - Iowa authorities are tallying up the damage and injuries caused by powerful storms that struck the state.

Strong thunderstorms caused damage across Iowa Sunday, and at least two tornadoes were spotted in eastern Iowa.

The National Weather Service said the storms caused wind damage in a number of Iowa towns as gusts neared 90 mph and hail up to 1-inch in diameter fell.

The Keokuk County Sheriff's office confirms one person is dead and others were injured as a result of the strong storm and damaging winds.  One person was hurt when a barn was blown over near Martinsburg.
 
One tornado was spotted northeast of Mount Vernon, Iowa, Sunday afternoon. The other tornado was spotted in a field north of Floris.

At least one farm near Wapello sustained damage to the roof and porch.

South of Udell, several farm buildings were damaged or destroyed as the storms moved through. Several trees about one-foot in diameter were snapped off.

The roof of the Oskaloosa Family Medical Center in Mahaska was damaged.

Will there be Severe Weather in Siouxland? Storm Team 4's Meteorologists will be tracking the rain and storms.

Keep track of the rain here with Storm Track 4 Interactive.


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